(Small Group) 13 Days in The City of Gold Johannesburg South Africa

This exclusive experience is designed with sophisticated travelers in mind. Designed for groups and individuals, your guides have prepared a time for you that will be so unique you will not believe you are in South Africa. Johannesburg, the mecca offers a plethora of explorations that will excite the soul. Over your choice of 6, 10, or 13 day experience your guides will take you through a historical, cultural, lifestyle and couture adventure by way of luxury hotels, upmarket eateries and first class shopping. You will enjoy visits to the infamous Soweto, Mandela Square and the Mall of Africa plus much more...

Duration 13 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • 11x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Arch
  • Entry/Admission - Apartheid Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Cullinan Diamond Mine
  • Entry/Admission - Lesedi Cultural Village
What's excluded :
  • See Description

Day 1: You and Your Group are Welcomed to South Africa - The City of Gold

Stop At: Melrose Arch, 1 Melrose Boulevard, Johannesburg 2090 South Africa
VIP Meet and Assist at OR Tambo International Airport.
Private transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to The African Pride Melrose Arch or Capital Melrose Hotel , approximately 40 minutes' drive.
Dinner at leisure.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: The African Pride or The Capital Melrose Arch

Day 2: FULL-DAY JOHANNESBURG, SOWETO AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR

Stop At: Soweto, Soweto, Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
FULL-DAY JOHANNESBURG, SOWETO AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR
This sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg is synonymous with South Africa’s turbulent past and its hopes for the future. Soweto is a multi-cultural composite of South Africa today.
The tour will give you a peek into the past – treading the paths to greatness taken by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Stand on the only road in the world which honours two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The afternoon begins with a tour of the main city taxi rank across the road from Baragwanath Hospital. Visit the Mandela Squatter Camp, where you’ll see an African merchant of traditional medicines, step inside a typical four-roomed dwelling and meet the locals.
The tour proceeds to Orlando East, the oldest township of Soweto, built in 1933. Drive past schools, kindergartens and various re
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Apartheid Museum, Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg 2001 South Africa
FULL-DAY JOHANNESBURG, SOWETO AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR
This sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg is synonymous with South Africa’s turbulent past and its hopes for the future. Soweto is a multi-cultural composite of South Africa today.
The tour will give you a peek into the past – treading the paths to greatness taken by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Stand on the only road in the world which honours two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The afternoon begins with a tour of the main city taxi rank across the road from Baragwanath Hospital. Visit the Mandela Squatter Camp, where you’ll see an African merchant of traditional medicines, step inside a typical four-roomed dwelling and meet the locals.
The tour proceeds to Orlando East, the oldest township of Soweto, built in 1933. Drive past schools, kindergartens and vari
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The African Pride Hotel or The Capital Melrose Arch Hotel

Day 3: Half Day Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves

Stop At: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
HALF-DAY CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND STERKFONTEIN CAVES TOUR
Maropeng: The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng.
Located just 90 minutes from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is one of the richest hominid sites in the world, where our famous ancestors, Mrs Ples, Little Foot and Sediba were discovered. This important site holds UNESCO World Heritage status as it holds 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils and today, these sites are still active archaeological digs. Aside from visiting the museum and Maropeng, the official visitor centre, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of an active excavation.
It is widely recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins but also a place of
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sterkfontein Caves Rd. Kromdraai Road Off the R563, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site South Africa
HALF-DAY CRADLE OF HUMANKIND AND STERKFONTEIN CAVES TOUR
Maropeng: The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng.
Located just 90 minutes from Johannesburg, the Cradle of Humankind is one of the richest hominid sites in the world, where our famous ancestors, Mrs Ples, Little Foot and Sediba were discovered. This important site holds UNESCO World Heritage status as it holds 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils and today, these sites are still active archaeological digs. Aside from visiting the museum and Maropeng, the official visitor centre, visitors can enjoy a guided tour of an active excavation.
It is widely recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins but also a place of
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The African Pride Hotel or The Capital Hotel Melrose Arch

Day 4: Sandton City Mall

Stop At: Sandton City Mall, 2 Gwen Lane, Sandton 2196 South Africa
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private afternoon vehicle use for a day at leisure exploring Sandton City, Mandela Square, and ending the day at SAN Deck for sundowners. (Lunch and sundowners for client’s own account)
Private dinner transfers to the Grill House Restaurant. (Dinner for client's own account)
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The African Pride Hotel or The Capital Melrose Arch Hotel

Day 5: Full Day Pretoria and Cullinan Tour

Stop At: Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng
FULL-DAY PRETORIA AND CULLINAN TOUR
Pretoria is rich with history especially the history of the Afrikaner nation although more recently Freedom Park has highlighted the history of other sectors of South African society. Highlights include the Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square, Melrose House and South Africa’s seat of government the Union Buildings. Just outside Pretoria is the Cullinan Diamond Mine where the world’s largest diamond was found.
Taking place at The Cullinan Diamond Mine, the Cullinan Tours Surface Tour takes visitors over the age of 10 on a guided tour of the mine's surface, as well as a visit to the Cullinan Diamond Mine Market. The Cullinan Diamond mine is known for its large, high-quality gem diamonds, as well as the world-renowned blue diamond.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cullinan Diamond Mine, Oak Avenue, Cullinan South Africa
FULL-DAY PRETORIA AND CULLINAN TOUR
Pretoria is rich with history especially the history of the Afrikaner nation although more recently Freedom Park has highlighted the history of other sectors of South African society. Highlights include the Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square, Melrose House and South Africa’s seat of government the Union Buildings. Just outside Pretoria is the Cullinan Diamond Mine where the world’s largest diamond was found.
Taking place at The Cullinan Diamond Mine, the Cullinan Tours Surface Tour takes visitors over the age of 10 on a guided tour of the mine's surface, as well as a visit to the Cullinan Diamond Mine Market. The Cullinan Diamond mine is known for its large, high-quality gem diamonds, as well as the world-renowned blue diamond.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The African Pride Hotel or The Capital Hotel Melrose Arch

Day 6: Full Day at Leisure in Johannesburg

Stop At: Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day at leisure.
Lunch and dinner at leisure.
Duration: 6 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Capital Melrose Arch or The African Pride Melrose Arch Hotels

Day 7: Full Day Safari Park and Lesedi Cultural Village

Stop At: Lesedi Cultural Village, Portion 198 Of Farm no 493 Off the R512, Lanseria 1748 South Africa
FULL-DAY LION & SAFARI PARK, LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE TOUR
The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserve situated in the Hartbeespoort, Magaliesburg and Cradle of Humankind area. The park offers guests an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for guests, both local and international to learn more about these wonderful African animals. Our staff and volunteers are there to answer any questions, and we would be delighted to assist.
The Lion and Safari Park aslo offers a wealth of exciting activities for the whole family. Guests are guaranteed the opportunity to get extremely close to many of Africa’s most exciting animals including Brown and White Lion, Wild dog, Cheetah and over twenty different African wildlife species. While exploring the park, guests will get the opportunity to view many amazing animals including Zebra, Giraffe, Gemsbok, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Sable, Nyala and many many more.
aha Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light.”
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: The African Pride Melrose Arch or The Capital Hotel Melrose Arch

Day 8: Pilanesberg Full Day Safari

Stop At: Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North-West Province
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure.
Lunch at leisure.
Scheduled Game Drive & Boma dinner in the Pilanesberg National Park.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Sun City Soho Hotel

Day 9: Sun City Resort

Stop At: Sun City, Sun City, Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North-West Province
Breakfast at the hotel.
Scheduled morning Quad biking Experience (Duration: 1 hour ride, total 2 hours)
Lunch at leisure.
Afternoon to visit The Maze Of The Lost City and Valley of Waves.
Dinner at leisure.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Sun City Soho Hotel

Day 10: Tintswalo Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Stop At: Tintswalo Village, Acornhoek, South Africa
Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer from Sun City to Tintswalo Lapalala Wilderness, approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes' drive.
Lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon game drive.
Dinner at the lodge.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tintswalo Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Day 11: Waterberg Biosphere

Stop At: Waterberg, Waterberg, Limpopo Province
Breakfast at the lodge.
Morning game drive.
Visit to The Wilderness School and Lapalala Breeding Program.
Lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon game drive, ending the day with Mountain-top sundowners.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Tintswalo Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Day 12: Waterberg Biosphere Hike

Stop At: Waterberg, Waterberg, Limpopo Province
Breakfast at the lodge.
Morning game drive.
Hike to Heritage site to view rock paintings followed by a river picnic
Lunch at leisure.
Afternoon game drive.
Dinner at the lodge.
Scheduled night game drive.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Tintswalo Lapalala Wilderness Lodge

Day 13: Departure Day for Home - O. R. Tambo International Airport

Stop At: Kempton Park, Kempton Park, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
Breakfast at the lodge.
Private transfer from Waterberg Lapalala Wilderness to OR Tambo International Airport, approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes' drive.
Personalized Meet and Greet at OR Tambo International Airport.
END OF SERVICES
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
-
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by The Real South Africa

Activity ID: V-68310P4

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